Ours today is a challenging landscape to survive and eventually thrive in. With concerns around security and sustainability on the rise, organizations need to adapt quickly to the latest changes and trends. Moreover, with customer experience front and center, companies also need to leverage conversational AI, close the skills gap to elevate performance and make the most of the new cloud and private 5G offerings.
With mounting security threats and a widening skills gap, now is the time for businesses to invest in human-technology collaborations and leverage solutions like Product-as-a-Service, conversational AI, private 5G, SASE, and cloud-based SaaS to drive business success and growth.
Reducing Costs with Product-as-a-Service
With many companies unable to recycle and reuse resources, sustainability is a deep concern. Corporates add substantially to the worldwide waste dump and need a paradigm shift towards more conscious product management. Mark Wass, strategic sales director, UK and North EMEA at CloudBlue, discusses the need to embrace a more mindful Product-as-a-Service model to cut down on business and environmental costs. PaaS allows a breakaway from the linear product pathway, enabling a move towards a cyclical approach with sustainable subscriptions and not only increasing the lifespan of products but profitability as well.
Tips to Improve Cyber Insurance
With a rise in insurance premiums, cyber insurance has had to take a backseat for many enterprises. However, with the frequency of cyberattacks growing, this is not the wisest move for most organizations and especially SMBs, because it leaves them vulnerable to threats without a safety net to fall back on. Increasing cyber hygiene with SaaS seems like a logical step forward, allowing improved security at lower costs. Here’s what industry experts have to say about choosing the right insurance cover against cyber threats.
SASE Certifications to Upgrade Network Security
The SASE model can improve network functionalities offered by SD-WAN, offering smarter and security solutions at the edge. Getting a SASE certification today would be a huge advantage for network security practitioners seeking to get aboard the trend bandwagon early. With more organizations looking at the secure edge, Mary Ann Richardson, IT Analyst, CMR Executive Advisory, shares an insightful list of the top SASE certifications to be on the lookout for and add value with.
Beyond Third-party Cookies with Conversational AI
With changing regulations within all sectors, data practices are under scrutiny and revaluation. Christian Ward, chief data officer of Yext, explains how conversational AI and natural language processing can help unlock consent-based dialogue, thus enabling a much more personalized customer experience at scale. Consumer data analytics and strategies are key to success today, and utilizing conversational AI provides an engaging way to gather actionable data.
Legaltech with Cloud-based SaaS
With cloud-based SaaS law firms can now look at solutions beyond on-premise software. Aidas Kavalis, CEO and co-founder at Amberlo, discusses the advantages and steps needed for the seamless and effective transition for legal firms making the shift. As legaltech offerings evolve, companies need to be on the lookout for the right-fit soliutions for their unique needs, client base and growth plans.
The Case for Private 5G
Kurt Schaubach, CTO, Federated Wireless, discusses the benefits of private 5G to make the most of the new cloud innovations and also to leverage the edge and the IoT. This network upgrade seems like a logical solution for businesses seeking to hasten and widen their digital transformation. This allows organizations to run computationally intensive workloads, advanced analytics and machine learning locally while distilling crucial insights. While legacy Wifi falls short in terms of performance, security, and control when it comes to the transformative edge, private 5G can help businesses take the necessary leap forward.
Closing the Skills Gap with Low-Code/No-Code
Sebastian Schroetel, vice president and head of LC/NC products at SAP, makes the case for a workforce of citizen developers with LC/NC to bridge the skills gap in software and IT, enable digital transformation and improve business productivity in the long run. While digitization and automation are gearing up to alter work processes for good, that evolution is dependent on experts who can develop and operate these new technologies. There is a clear shortage of the right talent in the market today, and organizations need to ensure they hire and build the right set of skills to support their digitalization efforts.